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Russia Refuses to Watch 'Borat'

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Russia Refuses to Watch 'Borat'

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Russia Refuses to Watch 'Borat'

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Another remnant of the Soviet empire, another country that thinks Borat is not terribly funny. Russia's Culture Agency refused to license the new Borat movie about a fake reporter and his trip to the U.S. Borat takes jabs at nearly every ethnic group, and portrays an already offended Kazakhstan in a less-than flattering light.

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Another remnant of the Soviet empire, another country that thinks Borat is not terribly funny. Russia's culture agency refused to license the new Borat movie about a fake reporter and his trip to the U.S. Borat takes jabs at nearly every ethnic group and portrays an already offended Kazakhstan in a less than flattering light. The Russian culture minister said the film may be, quote, "offensive to certain nationalities and religions."

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